Thursday, December 9, 2010

Baby Bond Nursing Cover! Review and Amazing Discount! Buy One Get One 75% off!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Introducing Weight Watcher's Points Plus Program!



Monday, November 29, 2010

CSN Stores Review! Eureka Cordless Quick Up 2-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner in Blue


Friday, October 22, 2010

Celebrating the End of a Great Campaign! Weight Watchers Lose For Good!

It always makes me so happy when big companies use their notoriety to help others, and Weight Watchers has gone above and beyond!  Their "Lose for Good" campaign reached out to society by helping feed the hungry.   During their campaign, Weight Watchers used social networks as well as real life communities to help raise awareness and resources to feed our nation's hungry.  Using hashtags members and followers were able to raise up to $60,000 for Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger.

In local communities  Weight Watchers advocates ran food drives to donate to the same causes.   Weight Watchers is trying to not only to lower the occurence of obesity, they are also feeding those who don't have enough to eat.  Finding the balance in nutrition is key to raising a strong and healthy society.  Thank you  Weight Watchers for raising money, awareness, and action.

Unfortunately this week my son Gavin came down with croup and the virus has spread to his baby sister and me, so we were unable to run the food drive we were looking forward to hosting.  Lucky for my readers, I have three T shirts and two totes to give away!


Mandatory Entry: (you must be a public follower and leave me a way to contact you) US residents only
1) Go to  Weight Watchers web site and tell me which offer on the right hand side bar sounds most appealing . (1 entry)
Additional Entries (leave one comment per additional entry) 
2) "Like" My365toaSize5 on Facebook (1 entry)
3)  Follow My365toaSize5 on Twitter (1 entry)
4)  Subscribe to my Feedburner (1 entry)
5)  Write a blog post about this giveaway and link me to it in your comment (2 entries)
6)  Grab my button and post a link to where it is (3 entries)
7)  Tweet about this giveaway, leave me your twitter name - can only do this once a day (1 entry per day)
8)  Enter another one of my giveaways and tell me which one (1 entry per giveaway)


Winners will be chosen via random.org on October 30th, 2010.  Last valid entry can be entered on October 29th, 2010 at midnight PST.  Winners have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen via random.org.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Miraclebody Jeans Review and Giveaway! Look 10 lbs Lighter in 10 Seconds! CLOSED


Monday, September 13, 2010

Participate in Weight Watcher's Lose-A-Palooza and Get Extra Entries in Our Giveaways!

Coming Soon! CSN Review

I am so excited to be working again with CSN Stores!  They have everything from exercise equipment to cheap bedroom furniture.  With 200 stores it is hard to find things they don't have!  



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wilton Cupcake Starter Kit Review and Giveaway!!


Monday, August 30, 2010

Skin Free Review and Giveaway - CLOSED


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Update

Ok, so for the past few weeks my blog hasn't been that active and I apologize.  My family has been very busy and last week we were all plagued with that stomach flu that has been going around.  Yes, I did say plagued, if it went through your household you know exactly what I mean.

Journals for 8/25 - 8/31

Week of -  8/25 - 8/31

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nuts Online Review and Giveaway! CLOSED


Monday, August 16, 2010

Miraclesuit Slimming Bathing Suit Review and Giveaway! CLOSED


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Baby Blanket Suncare Sunscreen Review and Giveaway - CLOSED


Monday, August 2, 2010

Journals for 8/1-8/7

Week of -  8/1 - 8/7

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Enell Sports Bra Review




Saturday, July 31, 2010

Gaiam The FIRM 5lb Kettle Bell Kit Review and $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway to CSN Stores! - CLOSED

Monday, July 26, 2010

Bebe Soleil Protective Sun Shade For Strollers - Review and Giveaway! CLOSED


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Journals for 7/25-7/31

Week of  7/25-7/31

Friday, July 23, 2010

be present Yoga Agility Pants Review and Giveaway! CLOSED


Thursday, July 22, 2010

FitBALL Sport Review from CSN Stores


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Journals for 7/18 - 7/24

Week of -  7/18-7/24

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I love Tuesdays!



While you're here check out my giveaways!  Thank you for stopping by!


Monday, July 12, 2010

How to Breastfeed in a Beco Butterfly II

video

 Thank you Orange County Baby Wearers for teaching me how.  If you watch the video and still have problems please contact me and I will help you out LaurenTurner949(at)gmail(dot)com.  I have helped over a dozen of my friends, all with different body types, and everyone of them is now successfully nursing in their Beco Butterfly.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Journals for 7/11 - 7/17

Week of -  7/11 - 7/18

Friday, July 9, 2010

GeoPalz Activity Tracker Review and Giveaway! 3 Winners! Great Pedometer for Kids! - CLOSED




Thursday, July 8, 2010

iGearUSA.com Review


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My First Wordless Wednesday - Scenes from Our Hiking Trail



Monday, July 5, 2010

Organic Beco Butterfly II Baby Carrier Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED



Thursday, July 1, 2010

Yoga for Kids DVD Review and Giveaway - Yoga By The Dozen - CLOSED



Saturday, June 26, 2010

Eco Friendly Lunch Box Review and Giveaway - Closed


Thursday, June 24, 2010

MBTs, Shape Ups, Rock and Tones, Easy Tones, Ryns... Thoughts?

Monday, June 21, 2010

CSN Stores Review

I am so excited!  A great store that has everything from LED lighting, baby accessories, to exercise equipment!  CSN is giving me $40 to spend in their fitness store!    What do you think I should get???  They have so much exercise equipment to choose from!  Kettlebells, ellipticals, you name it, they have it!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Aurorae Yoga Mats Review and Giveaway - Closed


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Weight Watchers Online Weight Loss Diet Plan Review and Giveaway - CLOSED


When my friend had amazing success with Weight Watchers online diet program, I knew I had to try it!  I wrote to them asking (ok begging) to try it out, I truly never expected a response!  When they wrote back I was so excited!  I was given six months to review and a three month membership to give away to one of my readers.

A Breastfeeding Friendly Diet Plan

Why am I talking about breastfeeding in my weight loss/diet/exercise/healthy lifestyle blog?  Because creating a healthy lifestyle starts off with giving your children the best possible food that you possibly can.  Breastfeeding my babies is very important to me, and after many trials and tribulations with breastfeeding my first, being able to sustain my milk supply while introducing a new diet plan and exercise regime is key.  Yes, I am a breastfeeding advocate.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Real Bodywork's Gentle Practice Yoga DVD Review and Giveaway - CLOSED

For those of you who know me well, you know that Yoga is not normally my gig.  I always liked the fast pace of the kick boxing type workouts and fast dancing, Yoga always seemed a little boring for me.  My friend and I were chatting and she is a diehard Yoga fan and convinced me to give it a try.

So my first introduction to the Yoga world was last night with Real Bodywork's Gentle Practice, and let me tell you, every mom needs to do Yoga!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Twilight Fans

Ok for all of you Twihards, fanpires, etc....  Stephenie Meyer has posted her new novella "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner", for free!  But you have to read it now online, it will only be posted for a short time!  Here is the link:

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Journals for 6/7-6/13

Due to the wonderful people over at Weight Watchers, who have given me a 6 months online membership to review, my journals are now changing.  Instead of listing my food intake, I will just be noting the amount of points.  

I will be posting my review of the Weight Watchers online program in about a week and you can enter to win a 3 month membership!  

I will still be noting my exercise and housewife duties - why?  If I write them down, that means I have to do them, hehe!  Click to read my journals for this week!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New and Exciting Things Coming Up!

Ok so I have some new things coming this month!  I will be redoing my journals and making a separate page for them, they are a bit redundant right now and using the front page for healthy discussions, reviews, and giveaways.

Some reviews and giveaways that I am super excited about coming up:

Eco friendly lunch boxes
Organic Beco Butterfly II
Aurorae Yoga Mat

and........ WEIGHT WATCHERS!!

Yay!!!!  So become a follower of my blog and Twitter and stay tuned....

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ecousable's Stainless Steel Bottle - Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED

 Have you ever opened up a package and just squealed?  When I got the package from Ecousable and saw the five bottles pictured above I got so excited!  They are gorgeous!  The pictures don't do them justice.  Such high quality as well!  I have tried some lower quality stainless steel bottles and they had a weird metalic taste to them, the bottles I received from Ecousable don't.   The two smaller bottles are perfect for my son and daughter (Ellie will have to wait a few months before using hers).  Gavin was so excited I had to wash it immediately and fill it up with water for him.   We were also given two sport caps.  One went right onto Gavin's sports car bottle (he is a spiller haha).  What I love about these caps is that it has a safety cap as well as the normal mouth piece mechanism.  This helps prevent spills as well as keeps dirt off of the spout.  If you ever see me on one of my walks you will see two of these bottles in the cupholder, one for me and one for the kidlets.

 

Now for their most exciting product!  ECH2O!  

Information provided by Ecousable:
The ECH2O filtered water bottle is the world’s first stainless steel bottle which includes its own portable filtration system that provides high quality great-tasting filtered water on the go…

* AVERAGE of $1,600 SAVINGS PER YEAR (based on replacing $1 plastic water bottles) 
* Great for Daily Tap Water Use!
* Drink from local STREAMS, RIVERS & LAKES in the United States (Everything but salt water!)
* Filter tested by independent state and EPA approved laboratories to EPS/ANSI protocols and NSF Standards 42 & 53
* 304 Food grade stainless steel bottle
* Emergency preparedness survival bottle
* Great for all scenarios like Airport Travel, Driving, Working, Outdoor Activities, The Gym, Restaurants, etc, etc….
* Removes harmful contaminants as you drink through the flip top straw
* BPA-free, Non-leaching and Eco-friendly
* Filter average lifespan is 6 months of use
* Filter replacement units sold separately
* Filter made in the U.S.A.

I have no idea how Marc knew, but purple is my favorite color!  It also came with a really cool leash.  Such an exciting and innovative product!  We are planning on going camping this summer and this is the first thing I am going to pack!
Ecousable  sent me an extra bottle with an adorable wrap which makes it so cute as well as easy to handle.  One of my lucky readers will get to win this stainless steel water bottle!  Here are some details on it (it is the 16 oz one):


Information provided by Ecousable:
EcoUsable - 10oz, 16oz & 33oz Non-Filtered Bottles

A feature people absolutely love is the half-turn loop top which comes standard with every 10oz, 16oz & 33oz non-filtered EcoUsable bottle. The half-turn top not only makes it very simple for the consumer to gain easy access to their water but, also prevents the bottles from having any grooves (or divots) within the mouth of the bottle so it’s a very safe and sustainable bottle to use over and over again….. (see attached comparison photos)


EcoUsable bottles are all made of high quality 304 food grade stainless steel so they are NON-LEACHING, BPA FREE and require NO INNER LINING!
EcoUsable bottles include a slip proof matted bottom and a convenient carabineer clip to attach to buckles, backpacks, purses, etc…
EcoUsable bottles are the safe alternative to plastic bottles and are designed to fit in majority of car cup holders, bicycle and gym equipment holders.
EcoUsable offers the largest selection in the industry with multiple sizes, colors and designs    

The bottles were given to me for free, the opinions expressed above are purely my own and others may have different outcomes

BUY: If you'd like to buy one of these amazing bottles click here and use the discount code ECO10 to get 10% off!


WIN: To win the purple 16 oz bottle pictured above with adorable wrap you must be a follower of my blog

Mandatory Entry
1) Go to Ecousable's site and tell me which other bottle you would like
Additional Entries (leave one comment per additional entry):
2) "Like" me on Facebook
3)  Follow me on Twitter
4) Comment on a journal entry - give me motivation, words of encouragement, tips, etc.. (up to 1 comment per journal entry), then put a comment here just including the journal date that you commented on.
5) Post a yummy and healthy recipe, you can link to one if you like (up to five extra entries)

Winners will be chosen via random.org on June 16th, 2010.  Last valid entry can be entered on June 15th, 2010 at midnight PST. 


Winner is!



5/28/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day..


Highs:  Ellianna had a great 4 month check up, she is in the 85th percentile

Lows: Didn't get much accomplished

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Lunch: Leftover burrito
Dinner: Lamb tips

I am still a housewife too:
Wiped down kitchen counters with my Skoy Cloth
Mine and Gavin's laundry
Put away diapers

Thursday, May 27, 2010

5/27/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day..


Highs: Getting some very cool things to review and giveaway, stay tuned!

Lows: My car broke down!  Nothing like adding stress than being stranded with two little ones.  Thanks mom for picking us up.  Gavin also had a major meltdown today.

Random: Water is so important, I think I should start logging how many ounces I am drinking per day

Exercise: Got up early and did 35 minutes on the elliptical and free weights for my arms.

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Lunch: Salad and a small slice of pizza
Dinner: Bean burrito


I am still a housewife too:
Wiped down kitchen counters with my Skoy Cloth
Wipe down bathroom counters
Diaper Laundry

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

SnackTAXI Review


I was blown away when I opened up the mail and received my snackTAXI!  I heard how amazing they were, but I had my doubts.  When I saw how well made the snackTAXIs were and how adorable, I knew that the company had their newest fan.... me!  The prints are so cute and modern! The snackTAXIs pictured above are the ones we were sent.

The top one is the sandwich sack and it fits our sandwiches!  The plastic bags that we used to use didn't fit the bigger sized sandwiches that I make Mike.   The bottom TAXI is for snacks, and has been claimed by Gavin, he uses it everytime we go for walks (pictured below).  The snack size also fits his smaller sandwiches.
I was a little hesitant to put small snacks such as pretzels and things in the snack one, I thought for sure they would fall out, but they don't.  The velcro is very secure and the way it folds down ensures that nothing will fall out.  I am in love with these!

They are very easy to take care of as well!  Here is some information from their site:
snackTAXIs are a great alternative to plastic bags and wraps, especially when just one reusable bag has the potential to eliminate an average of 1000 plastic bags over its lifetime!
snackTAXIs are lined with coated nylon, and can be machine washed and dried, or simply wiped clean with a damp sponge.

I am so happy to have found these, it was a bit ridiculous that I was still using disposable plastic baggies this day in age.  In my opinion, if you can help save the Earth and eliminate waste, while saving money in the process, there is no reason not to use products such as the snackTAXIs.

The TAXIs were given to me for free from the company and the opinions expressed above are solely my own.  Other's may have different experiences than mine.

Click here to buy your own
snackTAXI


5/26/10 - Journal

To be completed throughout the day..


Highs:  Woohoo, lost ten pounds!  A couple great companies want to work with me, keep checking back, I am over the moon excited!

Lows:  My carpet is still wet and it is almost 10pm.  Fell off the wagon again for dinner, I need some kind of structure.

Exercise:  Took the babies out for a long walk.

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Lunch: A tortilla and string cheese - kind of a hectic morning
Dinner:  Hamburger and fries - grrrr



I am still a housewife too:
Wiped down kitchen counters with my Skoy Cloth
Mike's laundry
Steam Clean carpets - thanks Amy for letting me borrow the steam cleaner!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

5/25/10 - Journal

Last day to enter the Petunia Pickle Bottom Giveaway

To be completed throughout the day..


Highs:  For those of you who know us personally, know that Gavin is obsessed with trains.  Like he related everything to Thomas.  Well, during these past couple of weeks, he is choosing to play outside rather than play with trains Woohooo!

Lows: My baby bumped her head today, so scary, but she is ok.

Random: Speaking of trains; for those of you with little boys, if they start to show an interest in trains, research and pick one set.  If you get any from another set, exchange them for the right set.  We have four incompatible sets.  If I had known it would catch on like this I would have picked one set and stuck with it.  Train tracks are taking over my house..

Exercise: Chased Gavin on his bike around the park a few times

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
I am very bad... and a day before my weigh in...
Lunch: Chicken nuggets and french fries ugh
Dinner: Chicken Salad
Dessert: 100 calorie ice cream


I am still a housewife too:
Wiped down kitchen counters with my Skoy Cloth
Mike's laundry
Diaper laundry
Put away diapers

Monday, May 24, 2010

5/24/10 - Journal

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs:  I cleaned the bathrooms!  My loyal readers have noticed the cleaning being put on the docket everyday then disappearing....

Lows: Ellianna spit up everywhere before bed, so I went to sleep late :-(

Random: So I was watching Kendra last night and the nanny was upstairs with their baby while Hank was downstairs just watching TV.  Even my husband commented on how weird that was, and he hasn't changed a diaper since we got home from the hospital.

Exercise:  Wii Fit in the early morning.  Put the baby girls into the stroller and met up with Kelly and her boys for another walk, I am seeing improvement in my stamina already!

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Snack: Banana
Lunch: Leftover french toast and sugar free syrup
Dinner: Kabobs

I am still a housewife too:
Wiped down kitchen counters with my Skoy Cloth
Clean stove
Clean kitchen table
Wipe down bathroom counters
Clean toilets
Ellianna's laundry
Launder towels and bedding
Dust entire house

High hopes today in the cleaning department haha

5/22/10 & 5/23/10

So it is really hard for me to journal on the weekends, so I will just report a fun outdoors activity we did.  I got up early with the kids on Saturday and took a really long and fun 7 mile hike on a local trail.  I am loving this new tradition, Gavin loves it too!

Friday, May 21, 2010

5/21/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs:  Ellianna had her baby naming tonight and it was wonderful

Lows:  Our friends came over to my parents' house with us and their little girl is afraid of dogs, my dad didn't get it and kept trying to get her acquainted with their dog who has had a history of biting - bad enough they won't lock her up around my kids..... so weird.  Dogs versus kids, no contest, seriously.

Random:  I have been slacking on my chores, still haven't gotten to the bathrooms.

Exercise: Skipped today, had a lot to do.  Going to do a long hike pushing the kids in the stroller tomorrow to make up for it.

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Lunch: Veggie Chow Mein
Dinner: Fajitas

I am still a housewife too:
Wiped down kitchen counters with my Skoy Cloth

Thursday, May 20, 2010

5/20/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs: Awesome Grey's Anatomy, wow

Lows:  Didn't get to bed till past my bedtime, going to be tired tomorrow

Random:  Make some rules about which toys your child can take to bed early on, our 3 year old now sleeps in a toy chest.

Exercise: Taking the babies for a walk after I drop Gavin off at a friend's house

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Snack: Banana and an Orange
Lunch: Steamed veggies and some mashed potatoes
Dinner: Chicken salad
Dessert: Snack - argh!

I am still a housewife too:
Wiped down kitchen counters with my Skoy Cloth
Diaper laundry
Loaded, ran, and emptied dishwasher

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

5/19/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs: Thought I gained .2 pounds, but realized I had the scale on a crack, didn't lose much... but still losing

Lows: Someone's dog keeps crapping on our front lawn.  It is totally disrespectful!  If I catch them....... I don't know what I will do... scream? yell? throw it in their face?  My kids play on our lawn.  I don't ask you to clean my baby's diaper, don't make me clean up after yours.

Random:  I wish I were a celeb, I could have a nanny watch the kids for a few hours while I worked out with my personal trainer, have a housekeeper clean my house, and my nutritionist cook my meals - lol!

Exercise: Long hike with the kids

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Snack: orange
Lunch: 2 hardboiled eggs
Snack: 100 calorie ice cream
Dinner: Mashed potatoes, veggies, and beans - leftovers from a friend :-)

I am still a housewife too:
Wiped down kitchen counters with my Skoy Cloth

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Skoy Cloth Review and 2 Giveaways!!!! - CLOSED

I am always looking for new ways to be eco-friendly and Skoy Cloth came up with a wonderful new way to help decrease our carbon footprint.  How many paper towels do you go through a day? Three?  Five? Do you buy the huge pack of paper towels at a warehouse store like we used to?  What if you could have a reusable paper towel?  Well, Michelle and Karen came up with one!  It is called Skoy Cloth, and it is amazing!

I was so excited when I got mine in the mail.  They are absolutely adorable looking and had a bow around them, a perfect housewarming gift.  Ever since I got them I have stopped using paper towels as well as disinfecting wipes.  Every morning I use one of them to wipe down my kitchen counters and bathroom counters, then I rinse it and leave it to dry over the faucet.  They start out like hard cardboard, then when wet they become a nice and soft towel with ridging to help pick up those pesky crumbs.

These are seriously the perfect invention!  The only thing I would add is maybe a loop at the top to make it easy to hang dry, but I guess I could always just use a thumbtack.

Here is some more information on their website! 

Skoy Cloth has generously donated 2 packages of 4 Skoy Cloths!  For 2 of my readers to win! USA entrants only


The opinions expressed above are purely my own honest opinions, results may vary.   The products were given to me for free to review from the above company

To enter: you must be a public follower of this blog, also include your email address
Additional Entries: Leave another comment for each additional entry

1) Mandatory Entry -  Go to Skoy Cloth and write what you would use them for. 
Additional Entries: Leave another comment for each additional entry!
2) "Like" me on Facebook
3)  Follow me on Twitter
4) Comment on a journal entry - give me motivation, words of encouragement, tips, etc.. (up to 3 entries for comments), then put a comment here just including the journal date that you commented on
5) "Like" Skoy Cloth on Facebook

Winners will be chosen via random.org on June 2nd, 2010.  Last valid entry can be entered on June 1st, 2010 at midnight PST.
 Congratulations!






5/18/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs:  I won a Magic Bullet Express off of http://www.babesandkidsreview.com  Woohoo!!!  Going to mix those veggies into everything.

Lows:  As an avid babywearer, I of course was wearing Ellie at dinner and got some vinaigrette dressing on her face - now she has a red splotch :-(  Sensitive skin...

Random:  Please pass my link around, I need more followers to get some cool swag to give out :-)

Exercise: Did the Wii Fit with Gavin

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Snack: Orange
Lunch: Leftover hamburger from last night
Snack: 100 calorie ice cream
Dinner: Grilled chicken salad
After dinner snack: 1 Guinesss mmmmmm


I am still a housewife too:
Wiped down kitchen counters with my Skoy Cloth
Mike's laundry
Diaper Laundry - We do cloth! 

Monday, May 17, 2010

5/17/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs: Got some really cute hand me downs for Ellie!

Lows:  Both babies were teething (Ellianna and the little girl I watch), so they wiped me out

Random:  Got a few great reviews coming up!  Stay Tuned!

Exercise: Took the babies for a hike, it was wonderful!  I finally did the big hill without having to stop for a break.

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Snack: 5 crackers with light cream cheese on top
Lunch: Leftover chicken marsala
Dinner: Hamburgers

I am still a housewife too:
Wiped down kitchen counters with my Skoy Cloth
Clean Stove
Clean kitchen table
Mop
Dust

5/15/-5/16/10

Saturday morning I took a 2 hour walk with Gavin and Ellie, it felt amazing!  On Sunday we kind of had a lazy day and I just did a lot of laundry and slept in :-)

Friday, May 14, 2010

5/14/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day:

Exercise: Got up at 5:30 am and did the elliptical for 35 minutes, while on the elliptical I used 3 lb weights and did bis, tris, and curls.  Afternoon - Chased Gavin on his bike while wearing Ellianna.

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Lunch: Grilled chicken salad
Snack:  Bag of M&Ms :-( - darn 2 for $1
Dinner: A piece of pizza and an orange

I am still a housewife too:
Wipe down kitchen counters

Thursday, May 13, 2010

5/13/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs: We went to a pizza place for lunch with some friends, and instead of ordering 2 pieces of pizza, I got a salad - WTG ME!

Lows: I need to get some more rest, so tired

Random: Looking forward to a relaxing weekend.  Need to eat more veggies - mental note

Exercise: 50 jumping jacks before I took a shower, couldn't find time to do anything else

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Lunch: Garden Salad with italian dressing
Snack: Strawberries
Dinner: Salmon and a piece of bread

I am still a housewife too:
Wipe down kitchen counters

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

5/12/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs: Gavin's preschool teacher said he did really well today

Lows: The babies were really crabby today

Random:  I am on this message board with a great group of mamas.  We were all due in February of 07, which is how we all met through AOL.  I stole the Highs, Los, and Random part of my journal from them ;-)  We do it daily to share about our lives, it is so awesome that I decided to use it on my blog. 

Exercise: 45 minute walk with Kelly again, oooh I am going to be sore

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Lunch: light yogurt, crackers, strawberries
Dinner: Chicken Enchiladas

I am still a housewife too:
Clean toilets
Clean bathroom counters
Windex mirrors
Wipe down kitchen counters
Clean bathtubs? - My least favorite, let's see if I have time

Weighing in Wednesdays

I weighed in at 162.4!

Only lost one pound this week, that is to be expected.... I really pigged out this past weekend.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Petunia Pickle Bottom Giveaway - Closed

I am so excited to do my first giveaway and have it be from one of my favorite designers!  I love Petunia Pickle Bottom!  I am a huge fan of their diaper bags (have been dying for a Cake diaper bag for a few years) and currently have a beautiful boxy backpack.   The giveaway is for a brand new with tags luscious and plush velour blanket in the Tiger Roll print.

Exercising mamas will truly love this blanket!  Knowing that your little one is toasty warm in this soft and cozy blanket while being pushed in a jogging stroller will definitely add to your brisk morning walk/jog/run.

Petunia Pickle Bottom was not the supplier of the item, nor are the comments endorsed by them, these are solely the author's opinion.

To enter:
1) Mandatory Entry - you must be a public follower of this blog, also include your email address
Additional Entries: Leave another comment for each additional entry
2) "Like" me on Facebook
3)  Follow me on Twitter
4) Comment on a journal entry - give me motivation, words of encouragement, tips, etc.. (up to 3 entries for comments)

Winner will be chosen via random.org on May 25th, 2010.  Last valid entry can be entered on May 24th, 2010 at midnight PST.
Winner is LuvMy Cat #19
 

5/11/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs: I am still sore from yesterday's walk.  That means it was a great work out!

Lows:  I am a little sad that I can't spend the same quality baby time with Ellie, that I was able to do with Gavin.

Random: Knowing that I was taking the weekend off of dieting for Mother's Day, Mike got me a scrumptious tiramasu cake, so delicious. Well Sunday came and went and a good 1/2-1/3 of the cake was left taunting me all day yesterday. So I asked Mike to take it with him to work today, let the office folk get the lbs, not me. I went to bed early as he watched the DVR'd Lakers game..... woke up this morning to find the cake container in the trash and chocolate shavings on the counter and floor. I think something was lost in translation. So much for doing this diet with me! Maybe we should've made a friendly wager.

Exercise: Got up at 5:30am and did the elliptical for 35 minutes - 290.8 calories. Felt so good! A little Britney Spears on Pandora to work out to, and a little Metallica to cool down to.

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Lunch: Had 4 of Gavin's dino chicken nuggets
Dinner: Leftover tri tip with whole wheat tortilla + strawberries

I am still a housewife too:
Laundry: Mike's laundry
Wiped down counters

Monday, May 10, 2010

5/10/10 - Journal Entry

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!! I took the weekend off from dieting to celebrate. Now back on track!

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs: Wheeled the double stroller into the bathroom so I could rinse off after our strenuous walk and the girls behaved - options are opening up!

Lows: Starting to get a little annoyed by Gavin asking, "why?" every second. I know curiosity is a sign of intelligence..... so my kid is extremely smart haha!

Random: Tried Fat Free cream cheese on a cracker - yuck!!! Will be going back to 1/3 fat. That was nasty.

Exercise: Took the babies for a long walk (I watch my friend's baby on Mondays and Wednesdays), thank you Kelly for joining us! I think on Wednesday I will take a picture of the hills on the trail so people know how hellish the walk truly is.

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk, coffee
Lunch: Leftover lean turkey and an orange
Snack: Ice cream - ughhhh fell off the wagon
Dinner: Tri Tip Asada with a multigrain tortilla


I am still a housewife too:
Laundry: Towels, bedding, cloth diapers, and my sports bra, only have one!! Grr
Dust
Empty Dishwasher
Wiped down counters

Friday, May 7, 2010

5/7/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs: Today was Gavin's Mother's Day Tea at his preschool. All of the kids made these cute cards where they told their teachers what to write. Most of the kids had comments like, "I love when mommy makes me mac n cheese" or "I love when mommy makes me hotdogs". Well Gavin's said, "I love when mommy makes me broccoli and carrots". Wooohoooo, I was thrilled! I am finally doing something right in the nutrition department :-) They also had cookies out for the mommies, I passed on them - another victory!

Lows: Behind on my housewife chores (anyone want to gift me a housekeeper?)

Exercise: Didn't have time :-( Need some motivation

Food Journal:
Breakfast: One cup cold cereal with skim milk.
Lunch: Grilled chicken salad
Dinner: Frozen yogurt



I am still a housewife too:
Fold mine and Gavin's laundry and put them away
Dust

Thursday, May 6, 2010

5/6/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs: A great relaxing day with my kids

Lows: I didn't eat enough veggies


Exercise: Took the kidlets on a walk


Food Journal:
Breakfast: Coffee, 2 pancakes with sugar free fat free syrup
Snack: 2 cups of popcorn
Lunch: 1/2 hamburger, orange
Snack: Fat Free Sherbert
Dessert: Broccoli and chicken pasta



I am still a housewife too:
Clean the outside
Launder, fold, and put away diapers
Clean kitchen table
Wipe down counters
Dust

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Weighing in Wednesdays

163.4 lbs, I lose 8 pounds in less than a month!!!!! Wooohooo

5/5/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs: Had a great playdate here today :-)

Lows: Didn't get to exercise

Random Thoughts: Signed up for google ad sense and they put up an ad for a bulimia clinic. Thanks Google


Exercise: Mike is still sick and on the couch, so no one could watch Ellie so I could work out. Also watching my friend's baby today, and hosting a playdate as well :-( Going to do jumping jacks before bed.


Food Journal:
Breakfast: Coffee, 1 cup dry cereal with some skim milk
Snack: Beef jerky, orange
Lunch: Organic mini Baguette and some light Fat Free yogurt
Snack: Watermelon
Dinner: Hamburger
Desert: Handful of Kettlecorn


I am still a housewife too:
Clean toilets
Wipe down sinks/counters
Clean playroom for playdate

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

5/4/10

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs: Ellianna rolled over twice! Our friends moved onto our street and Gavin had his first playdate without the other friend's mom there.

Lows: Mike might have pink eye, so he couldn't watch Ellie so I could work out this morning :-( I am going to run through sprinklers with Gavin and his friends to get my heartbeat going. My diet is sucking today too, funny how working out in the morning totally starts the day out right.

Random Thoughts: Ok Kourtney Kardashian, I don't like you. I just read an article on you in OK magazine (gotta love free subscriptions) and not only have you lost the weight, but your butt is now better than prepregnancy????? Ughhh The celebrities really ruin it for us regular women who can't afford nannies so we can work out hours on end. How do you think our husbands feel when they see celebs who really pack on the weight during pregnancy and then lose it within a couple of months. Kendra and Kourtney, we all had babies within a month of eachother and I am still a heffer and you guys are ready for the runway. You have really let me down.

Exercise:

Food Journal:
Breakfast: coffee and an orange
Snack: Pumpkin Seeds
Lunch: Split a TJs mini pizza with Gavin
Snack: Banana
Dinner: Leftover corned beef and broccoli

I am still a housewife too:
Diaper laundry (we do cloth)
Mike's Laundry

Monday, May 3, 2010

Welcome To My Blog!!

Last month I started trying to eat better and live healthier and decided to start blogging about it.

Four years ago before getting pregnant with my first child I was a size zero. While I looked and felt great, I led an unhealthy lifestyle. Between work and hours at the gym, nibbling power bars, and popping a diet pill every morning, I was a far cry from a role model.

Now as an unpleasantly plump mother of two I have decided that I do want to look and feel great, but I want to do it in a healthy manner. I want to lead a healthy lifestyle in which to raise my family in. I want there to always be veggies on our plate, time outside, and enjoyable exercise to get our blood pumping.

This blog will serve as a food journal, exercise tracker, weight recorder, and daily diary.

Welcome to day one of my new life...

5/3/10 - Journal Entry

To be completed throughout the day:

Highs: Ellie went into the exersaucer and played for 3 minutes!

Lows: The little girl I watch a few times a week cut the inside of her lip on a toy.

Random Thoughts: Tomorrow I get to take a nap!


Exercise:
5am - 35 minutes on the elliptical, 329.8 calories burned


Food Journal:
Breakfast: 1 cup dry cereal with some skim milk, one banana
Snack: Some beef jerky and a tangerine
Lunch: Half of a pastrami sandwich, strawberries
Snack: 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
Dinner: Corn beef and asparagus


I am still a housewife too:
My laundry
Ellianna's laundry
Cleaned stove
Wipe down counters
Mop tile

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